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in it that's pretty -- it's sort of outlined but not detailed in legislation and has a big, big dollar figure around it. so, sort of the big plan. passing that along with a debt ceiling as sort of a big theory option instead of this mcconnell/reid plan, but it's so vague, as you can tell, and nothing that i have as any sort of firm plan, just, like, something that's sort of out there in the ether, they just don't have a plan at this point, no one does, john. >> it sounds like, and some people at home are saying, my god, there they go into washington speak again. i'll try to simply phi it. they are trying to fit certain pieces together to get you to several trillion in deficit reduction and that seems to be where we are, a bunch ideas. i'll go over to the wall a little bit, because jess talks about the mcconnell plan, that would give the president the authority to raise the debt ceiling and maybe they would come up with a commission with spending cuts. that's one backup plan. another backup plan is the gang of six. and i want to bring up the gang of six yesterday we talked about that. they hav
no choice but to default on some big bills, the ceo of walmart told congress today the squabbling here in washington could have a huge negative impact nationwide on an all fragile recovery. >> a default and the ripple effect i think would be impactful and representing our consumers, we think that that would be very, very difficult for the american economy to withstand at this point in time in our history. >> that's here at home. >>> then there are global worries. concerns that a default or even a close call here could rattle international markets and international economies like that domino effect back after the big wall street meltdown a few years ago. >> the united states is the largest economy in the world, one that matters, one that has spillover effects, not just around the borders, but on a complete basis, globally. >> so, the stakes, they're obvious. the path to the solution, however, not nearly as clear. >> is it today, is it tomorrow, is it friday? magic things can happen here in congress in a very short period of time under the right circumstances. >> now, by "right circumsta
feeling. >> i can't wait to see you in new york. start that race together and give you a big hug at the finish line. >> sounds good. can't wait to see you. >> if you want to follow along with me or any members of the six-pack, logon to cnn.com/sanjay. thanks for being with us this morning. time now to get you back into the cnn newsroom for a check of our big stories. >>> this from the cnn center in atlanta, georgia, this is your saturday morning, k a.m. eastern time and i'm t.j. holmes. two developing stories. first the president summoning congressional leaders back to the white house for a saturday morning conference. this comes the day after the house speaker, john boehner walked out on debt talks. the president calling them right back. >>> also the developing story out of norway where at least 91 people have been killed in two separate attacks in norway. police there say these two attacks are, in fact, linked. still a developing story. we'll have the very latest for you live in just a moment. we need to begin in washington, d.c. with that looming deadline on the nation's debt.
&p said they need to do to keep the credit rating at triple-a. >> how big of a concern is that? even with the plans the credit rating might still be downgraded? >> it's a very big risk, anderson. there's two different events here and it's hard to keep them separated from each other. the first is getting the debt sealing lifted. that's the critical negotiation under way now. even if we get it lifted, eric's right. standard & poor's is saying even if you get it lifted it's how much you're willing to cut the deficits that they will really judge the triple-a rating of the united states on and if it's something less than $3 to $4 trillion in real cuts they're going to lower the credit rating of the united states for the first time in our history. we've had it since 1917 we've been triple-a. there's a growing sense at top levels here in washington that the chances of a credit rating downgrade is becoming more than just a possibility but moving towards a probability. >> april, for those who haven't been following this as closely as everybody in washington and a lot of other folks have been
. they do, however, believe she's no longer in central florida. when she left the jail, you saw the big crowds there. there were people yelling "killer" in that crowd as she got into the suv and left. there is a great deal of emotion still unresolved around this case. we saw a lot of people getting together who were doing something peaceful with those emotions over the weekend. they went to the site where caylee anthony's body was discovered and held a march from that site to the anthony home. all to remember the child whose death started all of this. it was a very solemn occasion. a lot of people walking in the street. at one point it was reported there were cars lined up on the road about a half mile long of people just parking on the roadside going into those woods where her body was discovered to go to that spot and remember that little girl. again, a great deal of emotion. people trying to process all of this on their own. but casey anthony at the moment is still staying out of the public eye even though she has a lot of legal entanglements she will still have to address in the mon
to the european style of big government, that his policies have set in motion. to democrats in washington, the answer isn't to cut spending, but to raise taxes and keep on spending. republicans believe we must solve our debt crisis. and we believe we can solve it if democrats will work with us. >> all right. we do have our correspondents up early this morning. athena jones at the white house for us this morning, also our joe johns, keeping an eye on capitol hill. joe, let me start with you, forget all the symbolic votes, the one we saw yesterday could see another one today this early afternoon. forget that stuff. what is a real possibility of happening right now? how are they going to get this done? >> okay. first, you got to say, this is a poisonous environment on capitol hill and in washington in general, but the way the democrats have been able to do this before is they've reached out to a group of potentially persuadable senators in the middle. these would be people who can sort of move in, take a look at this thing, try to fashion some kind of language that you might call a compromis
, indeed. they raised the stakes earlier on, making a big deal saying he no longer wanted to work with the white house, and yet we're hearing he's going to be at the white house tomorrow morning for more meatings. how is the white house iraqing to this? >> there's a lot of talk about the fact the president has put in repeated calls to speak eer boehner as the president tells it, in order to get a response. the white house made an outreach, an overture of the outline, and the president called speaker boehner's office first, and was told that speaker boehner wasn't available to talk to the president. this is not your stand protocol in president. you make yourself available to talk to the president or shortly thereafter. there is frustration about that expressed here, but there is still an openness and a willi willingness on both sides to negotiate because everybody wants to get the debt ceiling raised, and here, also, they say maybe this obama/boehner framework could be the deal in the end, so it's still not off the table from this perspective. >> you say there's a willingness on bo
reporter dovetails neatly with our big question tonight. keeping them honest, if a strong majority of americans is telling washington they want a deal on the debt crisis, they want these guys to compromise with the other side, they want a mix of spending cuts and tax increases. then why isn't washington getting the mage? we've got new polling that says all of that. and this is important. recent polling may also explain why we haven't got an deal yet. we'll tell you what we're talking about. in any case, americans are speaking out today. >> good morning, speaker boehner's office. how may i help you? >> a summer avalanche of phone calls hitting the capitol. president obama asked for it in his address to the nation last night. here it is. house switchboard today getting nearly double the volume of normal phone calls, house speaker baine er's office reporting as many as 300 people on hold for as long as an hour. online the same story. site unavailable. server busy. we found better than one in three congressional web sites either slow or down entirely from all the volume. also multiple
no sizable progress to report on moving forward on a big deficit reduction plan that includes massive spending cuts, tax reform and entitlement reform, tax increases. so you can see here the clock is ticking and the end game here still very unclear. >> this thing just keeps on developing and you hear hopefulness and then schedules. you will keep us posted when you hear there's actually some kind of timeline we have to figure out whether we are going to have money to pay our bills on august 3rd or not. >> after two days of explosive hearings in the uk phone hacking scandal, relatives of 9/11 victims in the u.s. are now saying they will be meeting with attorney general eric holder soon. they asked for the meeting one-on-one since the fbi started investigating allegations that "news of the world" hacked the phones of survivors, victims and their families. the meeting has yet yet been set. >>> rupert murdoch is back in the united states. he and his wife returned to their new york home yesterday. there is a lot on rupert murdoch's plate. news corp. is facing an fbi investigation and at lea
an agreement here that i hope they will consider supporting. >> and the next big area is the debt committee, as you call it, and the question is how do they guarantee absolutely that you get the kind of deficit reduction you are looking for, because we have had, with all due respect, committees in the past and they have not done so well, one very recently, and how do you hold fair feet to the fire? there is talk of triggers to make sure if they do not do their work congress will be forced to cut. >> first of all, we have not had anything like this. this is a joint committee of congress. it's not a commission that consists of outsiders. it's a joint committee of congress with an equal number of republicans and democrats, under enormous pressure from the american people, from the markets, foreign countries looking at us to see if we're going to get our house in order, to come up with significant additional savings over and above the initial ones that we will approve before the end of this year, and entitlement reform is absolutely critical. for example, the -- the trustees of the medicare and
ticking down to the compromise. that's a big question leading into tomorrow, and the answer is they need democrats here. >> if you think at home this is washington gobble degook it matters to you, could be higher interest rates, your mortgage, other things. hope to see you tomorrow night. hope to see you tomorrow night. "in the arena" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good evening, welcome to the program. i'm don lemon. our top story, a day of dramatic confrontation in the murdoch scandal. british lawmakers grilled rupert murdoch and his son james for hours and hearing televised all over the world. murdoch's media empire has been rocked by accusations of police payoffs, phone hacking and corruption at his british newspapers. and troughout the hearing, all of the charges kept coming back to one central question. take a listen. >> do you accept that ultimately, you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run -- and then maybe the people they trusted. >> the murdochs
earth there. and i'm a big space geek. i love that. we'll see you back here tomorrow. "in the arena" starts right now. >>> good evening and welcome. i'm tom foreman. tonight we are getting mixed signals about a possible back room deal on the debt ceiling just hours away from what president obama at least at one point called a deadline for a decision. "the new york times" says president obama and the republican speaker of the house john boehner are close to an agreement. roughly it would involve $3 trillion in cuts and an eventual overhaul of the entire tax system. here's the catch, though. other sources are shooting down the idea that this is even happening as fast and hard as they can. listen to boehner himself earlier today on rush limbaugh's radio show. >> rush, there is no deal. no deal publicly, no deal privately. there is absolutely no deal. >> no deal, no deal, no deal. now, here's the white house spokesman jay carney. >> there is no deal. we are not close to a deal. we are -- obviously, the president is in discussions with all the leaders of congress as well as other members
questions. on the one hand, he loses a day and there are only six days to go. so that is a big deal. the other thing is that what is more important is the loss perhaps in credibility. the speaker said his plan was going to, you know, save something like over a trillion dollars. but it only saves about $850 billion. so that's a bill difference, too. a question of credibility. on the other hand, he buys some time, because there are a number of people in the house of representatives, some of whom who actually spoke out last night and said this thing is not going to pass. i'm not going to vote for it. he gets a little bit more time to try to drum up the support he needs, because once he puts something on the floor, he has got to get a yea vote. >> all right. dan, you know, there is some talk of a band-aid slash patch approach. what would that do? >> reporter: well, look. a message you've heard from the white house last week or so, that the president does not embrace a short-term deal, but if, in fact, it does appear that there is some compromise happening, that both sides have agreed to
small town girl, heed dreams of bright lights and big cities, but what she found was that the reality when she got there is it wasn't nearly as glamorous as she envisioned. when she couldn't pay the rent, she found work with an escort agency. easy money paid the bills, but ultimately made her life harder. after only a short time as an escort, her family says she had an arrest record and a drug habit. i've watched and you guys are very close. were you close like shannon like that as well? >> yeah, we were close. if one of us went missing, i'm sure my sister now would do the same thing we're doing to try to find her. >> the family kept urging the please search, to please take the dogs and it was about to get cold. >> reporter: when police finally took search dogs out to look for shannon gilbert months after she disappeared, they made a shocking discovery. >> missing persons unit called us out on saturday to follow up on an investigation on a missing person. i saw the skeletal remains of a body. >> reporter: over the next couple of days, police would find three more sets of remains. >>>
out the president has a big birthday bash scheduled for august 3rd, celebrities flying in from all over. and lo and behold, august 2nd is the deadline for getting something done so that he can have this massive -- maybe the biggest fundraising dinner in history for a birthday celebration. >> and here's iowa congressman steve king. >> it's not default. they've been calling it default to try to stampede people into taking a bad deal here in this congress. the american people understand this. they understand at least intuitively that it would be the president who would willfully default if there's to be a default. i'd like to think the investor markets understand that, too. >> keeping them honest, there's little reason to think that's true. and plenty of people in the gop establishment and the business community sending up warning flairs. officials at the bond rating company standard & poors today briefing freshman republicans about what might happen. political reporting tonight they were cautioned that one possibility is "a death spiral in the bond market". s & p is already on record
some that said that the republicans had a big win, they should have taken advantage of it this time last week and got us past this crisis. >> well, maria, that some he may speak of, some could be one, two, three, four, or five, but those some seem pretty powerful right now. >> well, that's exactly the point, t.j. and i wrote a piece on cnn.com about this, it's called the tyranny of 87. which is, when you put that much power in the hands of a very small group of people, especially people who have never governed before, have no interest in compromising, and are so inflexible and it's either their way or the highway, the american people at the end of the day are the ones who are going to get hurt. because a couple things may happen. if we go into default or if our credit rating is lowered to aa, which the tea partyers don't think is a big deal, there will be a huge tax increase on every single american in this country in the way of increased interest rates. so for a group of people who are just adamantly against tax increases, this is not something that they understand. and that is som
'm not addicted to. whether it be work or -- you know, food is a big issue all the time. >> you and charlie sheen go back a long way. when you were at your peak, apparently, who could out-party the other? >> charlie is a private partier. at least from what i can tell, he holes up in his cave. that's the impression i get. i can't imagine anybody doing more drugs than i did and living, and you know, especially with cocaine. and your resistance to these drugs. >> there's recreational drug taking and there's addiction. at your worst, what are we talking in terms of consumption? >> of about a half ounce a day of cocaine. >> really? >> it's crazy. and i'm so grateful to be alive. and i don't know why i am. >> did you remember how that made you feel? >> i will tell you this. the first time i tried cocaine, it made me feel great. it was in probably 1984. and then every time after that i tried to get that feeling of the first time, and i was chasing it, and at the end, in 1989, every time i did cocaine, i felt paranoid, depressed, and i -- i lied to myself and said i'll get back to that place you were a f
on making a big deal at >> i went and looked outside to see a wall, a giant cloud of dust and smoke rising from the plaza area where the bombing occurred. and i could see the debris spreading outwards and people kind of being covered with it in the same sense that i saw on september 11th living in new york city. i had many of the same visual cues from the attacks of a i, ju wt dkevendouwt ceyntnyto. punishment, notorios im. test. test. test. test. >> this and all of the other junk science that prosecution presented, i think this just kind of points out to the fact that jury got it right. and this just supports everything that i kind of suspected from the get-go. this idea that somehow there were 84 searches or this or that just wreaked at the time somebody didn't know what they were doing when they were looking at the searches. >> would you have said as a defense lawyer, what would you have done in the situation? if it just smacked of not making intelligence. >> i've had this precise case twice over with murder cases where somebody has gotten up and purported to be an expert and then taken
this if there is a framework. they are pushing for something big. trils of dollars in deficit savings the course of ten years. reminder of the moving parts that a deal like that would require the next several days major spending cuts, tax reform, entitlement reform and if democrats in the white house were to get their way, tax increases. you can see that is pretty much a heavy lift and so you still have a lot of people looking to a more modest deal that the top democrat and republican in the senate, harry reid and mitchell mcconnell are trying to work out which would be more spending cuts and perhaps more modest and perhaps giving the president the unenviable position to have to increase the debtcele himself with a minority support from congress. >> brianna keilar, thanks. >>> government is scrambling to pay its bills here is something americans don't want to hear. billions of dollars in your tax money is being wasted in afghanistan or worse. a new federal audit says that some of that cash may be funding, are you ready for this? the same insurgency that is killing americans. chris lawrence is at the pentagon
be wind after the desert in africa and turns into something monstrous. we don't know really how big this might become. we know there's a fairly good chance this cluster of storms you have on the map might become a named storm. emily would be the next one. don was a bit of a dud. maybe emily will but you never know, this might be something it could be, maybe the best next to katrina. you never know. these storms form and veer off to the north and usually avoid much of the islands in some of the east coast. there's always the scenario we could see this take a trajectory, make affect the leeward or windward islands. there's also the chance it could thread the needle, go into the gulf of mexico. everything bears watching and that's what we're going to do with this particular system, again, as we speak, it is about 100% chance, the national hurricane center believes, 100% chance this will become a named storm. meanwhile in terms of storms, we might see plenty of them in parts of the northern plains today. all the components are there, the high humidity, with that we also have a lot of he
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friday with his band getting ready for his big debut here in the states. he canceled his upcoming show on monday and flew home with his manager who also managed his daughter. imagine that, mitch, a former cab driver turned singer flying home tonight to be closer to his daughter, don. >> celebrities have been mourning since the news broke. what have you been hearing? >> many stars, are sad she died so young. but i have to say, don, they are not totally surprised with winehouse's death with all of her struggles with drugs and alcohol. listen to what a few had to say. >> the thing about addiction that i learned from playing a bunch of these guys that are addicts is that it's not wrong or bad to want to get out of the pain of mortality. that's what we're trying to do, and a lot of artists are just too sensitive for the world. >> yeah, i just heard about amy passing away today. i'm a big fan of her music. and i don't know her personally, but it's always tragic when someone goes. it's just sad. i mean, she's very well gifted and very talented. >> those were actors kellen lutz as well as val
. and i guess, obviously, because it's a country of immigrants, it becomes this big thing. but from your perspective, what would you do? how would you fix things? >> that's a loaded question. it's a big question too. and i think there's so much misinformation out there, and i will immediately disclaim that i am not the expert in this field. although i am pretty literate. i'm pretty literate in this particular issue, because of people that are in my life and my mentors and people that i surround myself, because i really want to understand what the problem is. the majority of latinos in america are american, and i think that we forget that we are trying to categorize every mexican or every mexican american as illegal or undocumented, and that is just not true. nobody wants illegal immigration. what happened in arizona, i think, created a dialogue that we needed to have. and for immigration, it's been on the administration -- on the agenda for the past three administrations. so people like to blame obama and they're going to blame a lot of people for it -- >> well, there's this huge expecta
the big one. that's it for "reliable sources." i'm howard kurtz. join us sunlds morning 11:00 a.m. eastern for another critical look at the media. "state of the union" with candy crowley begins right now. >>> it's hard to find common ground when nobody budges. today, meetings without movement. the administration's take from treasury secretary tim geithner. >> it's unthinkable that this country will not meet its obligations on time. it's just unthinkable we'd ever do that. >> the leadership view from house republican tom price. then senior democratic senator dianne feinstein. and presidential politics with governor tim pawlenty in iowa, doing what it takes. >> t-paw! >> he's the president. come on out to the lawn of the white house with a microphone and tell us your plan on entitlement reform. and he won't do it because he doesn't have the courage to do it. >> i'm candy crowley. and this is "state of the union." >> late into the night, leaders scrambled for a last-minute debt deal, a two-step plan that would raise the debt ceiling through 2011 in exchange for about a trillion dollars in spe
no way, that they're not happy with what speaker boehner put forward for them? >> look, that is a big part of whatever takes place here, because they'rele really digging in. there's some house members who say no new taxes whatsoever, even on the wealthy americans, and the president saying that you need to get some kind of revenue here in order to make the system work for the long term health of the economy. that's very important. what can they come up with that can woo over those republicans who are being very clear about not wanting those taxes to go up. >> dan lothian, thank you. >>> all right. so the two plans on the table right, the democratic backed senator reid plan and the republican led plan from senator -- speaker boehner. let's begin with senator reid's blueprint, cuts $2.7 trillion over the next decade. a big piece is what senator reid calls the winding down of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. that will save $1 trillion. republicans have called that a gimmick, savings from wars that are winding down, even though by the way, the same savings were counted in some republican
rates go up. credit cards, mortgage rates, auto loan rates. you mentioned august 3rd, that big social security payment? according to many republicans, unless we default on an actual debt we don't have to get our debt downgraded. according to s & p and ben bernanke, if you default on any payment you're supposed to make, even if it's not to a bond holder you could face that. >> republicans who say, look, i don't buy it's this big catastrophe waiting to hit after august 2nd. >> reporter: they absolutely could be right. but anderson, you and i were together on september 15, 2008 after they decided a lot of smart people decided to let lehman brothers fail thinking it's not that big of a deal. i don't know which way it's going to go. i don't know if we should be playing with fire like this. >> john, what do you make of jessica's reporting that she's hearing mitch mcconnell is wanting president obama to be at the table in any negotiations? >> as a couple of political reasons for that in the sense that then you can't cut a deal then the white house will say we're going to try this. to move th
, a big thumbs down over there, and then -- then -- we will move on. but the number of votes on either side really doesn't matter so much as this number. the number of days and hours now left until the money runs out. this is what we've been warning about for weeks and weeks. still, the vote today was enough to al lookout low the republica spike the ball into boehner's court. and he did so with a vengeance. >> i struck my neck out a mile to try and get in agreement with the president of the united states. i stuck my neck out a mile. and i put revenues on the table. in order to try to come to an agreement to avert us being where we are. but a lot of people in this town can never say yes. a lot of people can never say yes. this house has acted. and it is time for the administration and time for our colleagues across the aisle, put something on the table. tell us where you are! >> well, over in the senate, what they are putting on the table is mr. boehner's bill. they'll kill it over there. that's under way right now. we'll let you wln voting is done on that. this makes the vote tonight i
disingenuous from somebody else. that's a pretty big chip to pull out. and i disagreed with that. and we -- >> what do you mean by that, do you think? >> i think when you understand the material, you understand it. and when you don't get it, you might think that i'm negative towards my own people. >> what also strikes me as strange is that i have met him five or six times on the show, and he has always been unbelievably courteous. comes back, chat, cup of coffee, have a laugh and yet he seems to attract, from all of his competitors, extraordinary amount of antipathy. >> there's not a -- there's not a union of super heroes amongst late night talk show hosts. i just met david letterman really for the first time i did his show. i waited 28 years to do it. i've known conan for a while. i know jimmy fallon, i know jimmy kimmel, i know craig ferguson and to a man, the one thing that we all agree on is that we are not all crazy about jay leno. >> why is that? >> i don't know. i think in our own personal dealings, some people get along and some people don't. >> is he much more competitive than p
't default and if we did it's not a big problem. they're wrong. you also have a big number of democrats and much larger number who say it doesn't matter if we spend the nation into bankruptcy. we won't go bankrupt. they're wrong. and that's even worse because there are more of them who believe that than the small number of republicans who are willing to countenance the fall. >> let me ask you something. >> let me be clear. these polls, can i just be clear about something? this is washington equivalent. polls are not equivalent. the public blames the congressional republicans much more than the president, all right? that's a fact that cannot be disputed. we should not get off with the facts are. it's not a pox on both the house. it's overwhelmingly the public blames the congressional republicans. >> james, as somebody who's made his living with polls you know as well as i do that there's not only one poll in town. there's a bunch of them. >> three of them. you can look at all three. [ overlapping speakers ] >> his numbers have been dropping. the president is not -- nobody's faring well i
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's dysfunctional is we have divided government. that requires compromise. even though we have had big disputes over the years, there's been a situation where parties work together for things that have to happen. i know people around the country are frustrated and angry. the president shares that frustration. it's why the phone lines are jammed on the hill. e-mails and websites are going down because people don't understand why compromise is a dirty word in this town. >> how much responsibility does the white house take for the kurpt economy. there comes a point when blaming george bush no longer holds water. when you look at the credit rating coming down, how much blame are you guys taking in that? >> what the president has said is we didn't get into this mess overnight and we are not going to get out overnight. the president inherited financial challenges. we are working to get out of it. the president said the recovery is happening, but not fast enough. we are not creating enough jobs, the economy is not working. if we are going to have a real solution, it has to be republicans and democrats work
, big or small, long term or short, simply is not going to make it through the house of representatives. you may think this is business as usual in washington. two sides pushing a crisis to the brink in order to get the best possible deal for their side. but jessica yellin is reporting that some of her sources are telling her that this is anything but a normal crisis. she joins us now. jessica, thanks. your sources are saying this is becoming an abnormal crisis. what happened today? >> reporter: well, there was a lot of process, sanjay. and a lot of discussion and still no breakthrough is the bottom line. we are less than two days away from the president's self-imposed deadline for a deal and still there is no deal. some on capitol hill, some of even the president's allies are saying this is now in their view time to cut bait and stop going for this big deficit reductions package they've been talking about and just find the easiest path forward to get the debt ceiling raised and worry about deficit reductions at another time. >> you know, it seemed like there was some enthusiasm and som
wendy's own romantic past raised some eyebrows including a former marriage and then big reports of wendy's sometimes strained relationship with murdoch's other children. but as the pie man found, nothing comes between the slapdown sister and her mister. stan grant, cnn, beijing. >> and that is it for "in the arena." we'll be back next week. pierce morgan is ahead. but first -- we're following up on important breaking news tonight. a 32-year-old norwegian man is in custody after today's deadly twin attacks in norway. the death toll is now 17. seven were killed in oslo where a bomb blasted through the center. outside the capital, a gunman opened fire on a political meeting of young people killing ten there. the attacks with definitely linked. 90 people are hospitalized with injuries in oslo. no word yet on a motive for the attacks. and the other huge story in washington, debt talks and broken down. late this afternoon house speaker john boehner walked out of negotiations with president obama saying the two could not connect because of their difference visions for country. presiden
of the boat he has. it's not a big one. the first trip he made, he had 14 kids in that boat. he went back two more times. one occasion he said he couldn't fit more kids in. there were four still on the shore. he said one of the hardest things when he had to leave he said i'll be back. one girl burst into tears and said are you a policeman. he said i'm not. she said that's a relief because the man who was shooting my friends said he was a policeman. and we know he was dressed as a policeman. >> wow. tragic. thanks so much for that update. >>> a worldwide fans of amy winehouse are mourning. they're leaving mementos outside of her london home. celebrities are also reacting to the sudden death. >> the thing about addiction that i learned from playing a bunch of these guys that are addicts is that it's not wrong or bad to want to get out of the pain of mortality. that's what we're trying to do. a lot of artists are just too sensitive for the world. >> british police aren't saying yet how the troubled singer died. we'll have a live report from london in a minute. 25 grams of protein. what do we hav
people that you tell us about. you still have time to nominate someone you know who's making a big difference in your community or another community. go to cnnheroes.com. that d's it for us. thanks for watching. have a great weekend. i'll see you on monday. piers morgan tonight starts now. for the first time in the history of our country unless there is a compromise or they accept my bill, we're headed for economic disaster. it's time for republicans to step forward. there's been some movement today. as i indicated on the floor, i was having a meeting in my office this afternoon with some splun and that fell through. as they were walking into a conference, three republican senators said they were interested in my bill, interested in compromise. they need to step forward. muns are blocking -- republicans are blocking their ability to kproomize, refusing to negotiate with us. all they do is talk, enough to get done. the house will hold an up or down vote i'm told on my proposal. we should be allowed to do the same. that's all we're asking. it's time for us to be adult. it's time to c
, the most exposed people are not taking a big hit, not suffering most, but if you don't begin somewhere, you never consolidate. so that's a balancing act. >> what you're describing sounds a lot like the obama plan in terms of agradual process that doesn't hit people who are most exposed too hard. >> it has to be gradual but it has to be determined. there has to be very strong political resolution determination drive to actually make it happen because countries cannot run with massive deficit. >> is there a kind of broader crisis here but in europe particularly in europe but in the western world in general. if you look at the percentage of gdp that government took up in a place like france in 1950, it was 30%, it's now 55% roughly. the share of government to gdp has grown so much in western countries as they have been more generous with the welfare states and they are wonderful social policies. is there a problem here that ultimately you can simply cannot grow at the rates that perhaps what were historically true if you have this larger role for government? >> well, there are things that used
targeted. only $850 billion in deficit reduction as opposed to the $1.2 trillion they were targeting. a big problem. they're now scrambling to rewrite the bill and it is unclear what will really happen. they were spending all day today trying to sell the bill to their members, gloria. not rewrite it'll. >> so what happens? we weren't sure he had the votes before to pass it in the house. now it looks even less likely, right? >> definitely seems like more problem, more headaches added to the speaker's plate. unclear. what we were told as this was happening, they were aiming for a vote tofmorrow. unclear. definitely, very easy to understand that it would be even a bigger problem selling this to house conservative who's were already complaining that this bill didn't go far enough. >> and clearly, kate, the speaker does not want to lose. so thank you very much. and stay on top of that story. it is important. meanwhile tonight, we're getting some mixed messages out of the white house, too. just a short time ago on cnn, white house communications director dan pfeiffer told jessica yellin that pres
, no increase in the debt ceiling, pay its bills based on big-ticket items. that would be interest on the debt. social security, medicare and medicaid, defense spenders. unpemt employment insurance. what you'd get under the big-ticket scenario is a drawing off the line. that's your $172 billion. the government is out of money if you don't increase the debt ceiling. what gets cut? military pay. wouldn't get their checks under this scenario. veterans checks, irs refund. if you're waiting for one you wouldn't get it. nutrition services, foods stamps, wouldn't get paid. federal salaries, education department, other and you heard him mention for reason aide to the palestinians. you have to make the choices and cut it off right here. that's one way. suppose you decided instead we'll put a priority on the social safety net. under this scenario, interest gets paid, social security gets paid, medicare and medicaid and those nutrition services that got cut off last time, you could pay them. housing grants would go out. veterans affairs, unemployment, education and tuition assistance. but under this set
or will this cause some bigger conversation? that's a big question. >> and earlier in the week, anderson, we were talking about whether the white house might possibly agree to some kind of a short-term patch of two to three days in order to get the negotiations really moving again. and i think, you know, as the clock ticks i think we have to look back to that scenario and wonder whether that's a possibility again. >> remember all that grand bargain big talk? doesn't that seem like 20 years ago? was that like two weeks ago? >> yeah. although if you talk to some democrats and jessica's been reporting that the white house is still talking about some kind of a grand bargain, right? so it seems like a long time ago. but funny how these things work, right? >> john, gloria thank you. i want to bring in two other perspectives now. on the left democratic strategyist cornell -- and former senate candidate mccain advisor and former hue let pack yard ceo, carly fiorina. carly, just in terms of the politics of, this how do you think republicans are looking at this in terms of the political who's going to get
themselves as kind of big part actors because they're being beamed to the worldment and wherever you have seen the tril trials by television now involving notorious people, the results normally got wrong way to public opinion. and create -- >> i don't know what you just said. >> take o.j. simpson case. >> goes the wrong way to public opinion. what does that mean? >> that means that public opinion had been driven, i think, by the saturation and coverage on television and all the commentary so that most people were directed to believe and, you know, i'm sure you wouldn't deny the fact you were directly able to think this that this woman killed her child. >> actually, i have a lot more respect for my viewers. i think they can make up their own minds. and also it's funny that you would say that. because in our constitution, i guess you can compare it to the legislative history, the legislative minutes when laws are enacted in our country. someone is taking down everything that's being said as laws are passed by congress. we had something similar to that when the constitution was written. and
point he makes is this is going to look like a big win for the republicans today because of the cuts and the balanced budget inclusion in this contemplated agreement. but a big loss in the fall if the super committee plan actually passes huge cuts, say, to defense. and so this is one of the things we're seeing here. we know that mitch mcconnell is going to be working hard to get support in the united states senate. we also know that in the republican party it does not look like he's going to give 100% support from where he stands right now, wolf. >> no, but the question is will they get the majority, even get 60 votes in order to get anything really important done in the united states senate. as you know, joe, and you've covered capitol hill for many years, you almost always need 60 votes. so right now there are 51 democrats, two debts who caucus with the democrats, and 47 republicans. i think if harry reid and mitch mcconnell are jointly on board with the president of the united states, i think it's fair to say they will have more than 60 votes in the united states senate. is that r
. but i don't think anyone should be surprised. and they won pretty big. the question is, where l they compromise going forward. i had two republicans saying they don't want to vote for anything in the end that doesn't want to have a pass the balanced budget. to get the debt ceiling, you have to pass a balanced budget. this is too important of an issue. >> they want to vote on an amendment. and we need to have that and give them an opportunity to vote on a balanced budget amendment. and the reid cut does not -- there is more of a commitment to spending in the near term and a path way to get a retitlement with triggers to force action to get addition@savings. those are two things that have to be in there. and it's going to be fortunate get republican spoort. >> one of the political arguments and the arguments for anyone at home f you get a deal in the end there is talk that the ratings agencies will downgrade the credit rating because it's to messy. i want you to listen to the president. if you have a conservative, you don't want taxes as part of the deal. if the credit rating gets
washington is going to feel the force, so to speak. he's a little guy with a big mission. take a look at who i met when i was in l.a. >> dr. gupta? >> yes, sir? >> you're it! >> i'm it? >> max page only knows one speed, full steam ahead. you have probably seen max before even though you may not know it. remember this ad from super bowl xlv? darth vader? nope, just max. within mere seconds of meeting him, max was asking about my daughters. >> three girls. >> let me guess. 4-year-old? >> yep. >> 2-year-old? >> yep. >> 6-year-old? >> you got it. how did you know? we are at the children's hospital with max and his brother. >> can i see your pacemaker? >> that's right. max has a pacemaker, and it's his third, and he's only 6-year-old. the first sign of trouble came before he was born. >> we found out max had structural damage to his heart. they could not get a good heartbeat. they took him emergency c-section, born in a whirlwind. >> the last thing i remember is almost hopelessness, because it's out of my hands as a dad, and as a dad, that's not something you are used to. >> i said, please, just
there are also big signs that speaker boehner is facing a vocal rebellion among the gop ranks, among republican ranks. this morning on conservative talk radio he tried to rally the troops. >> is it true that you told some of the republican members this morning that you need to get your a word in line behind this debt ceiling bill? >> i sure did. listen, this is time to do what is doable. this bill isn't perfect. >> what have we got to do? >> just moments after he spoke those words from fellow republicans and tea party leaders were rallying against his bill outside the capitol. >> folks, we've got to hold the line. we've got to stand strong. we can't let down the people who elected us last november. >> we have the boehner proposal on the table. it will cut next year $1billion [ audience boos ] >> we are spending $1 billion an hour virtually. that is insignificant and not meaningful reform. >> tea party favorites rand paul and jim demint. one of the rally organizers saying compromise simply is not the answer. >> we do think compromise is a bad word. if you look at what's happened, compromise has
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